STARTING A CHARITY

Starting a charity may sound like an impossible feat but it isn't. With a bit of know-how and some effort, almost anyone can have luck starting a charity. In this section we'll cover everything you need to know about starting a charity.
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What rules do charities have to follow?

During tough economic times, charities and other nonprofits can and have to stretch each dollar -- but not without strict oversight. What guidelines do you have to follow if your organization is considered a charity?

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  • How Charity Boards Work
    How Charity Boards Work

    A charity organization can't function without its board. Board members make important financial decisions for the nonprofit. How much power does it have in allocating funds? See more »

  • How is a charity different from a foundation?
    How is a charity different from a foundation?

    The terms charity and foundation are often used interchangeably. But even though the two types of groups are both considered nonprofit organizations by the Internal Revenue Service, there are some slight differences that set them apart. See more »

  • How Planning a Charity Event Works
    How Planning a Charity Event Works

    Every charity organization faces the same problem: stretching the budget to help everyone in need. Hosting a charity event is a great way to raise funds for an organization whose cause you support. Here's how. See more »

  • How to Start a Non-Profit Organization
    How to Start a Non-Profit Organization

    So, are you finally ready to quit the 9-to-5 corporate grind and save the world? Here's all you need to know about starting your own nonprofit organization. See more »

  • What is a charitable trust?
    What is a charitable trust?

    As the saying goes, you can't take your money with you when you die. If you admire the kind of charitable contributions made by people like Bill and Melinda Gates, maybe you should set up a trust of your own. See more »

  • What rules do charities have to follow?
    What rules do charities have to follow?

    During tough economic times, charities and other nonprofits can and have to stretch each dollar -- but not without strict oversight. What guidelines do you have to follow if your organization is considered a charity? See more »

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